On the heels of his account of traveling by foot through Bosnia and Herzegovina in the early days of the region's insurrection in 1877, Evans here focuses on the details of the insurrection itself.
Making his way through the western part of the Balkan peninsula, the author shares his observations of a country in turmoil in a series of letters to the Manchester Guardian-charting the region's history, its factions, and its prospects for peace. In the process, he provides a detailed and comprehensive portrait of a place whose unrest continues to this day.
For anyone hoping to understand the people and history of the Balkans, this book, first published in 1878, is essential reading.
Best known for discovering and naming the Bronze Age civilization of the Minoans, SIR ARTHUR JOHN EVANS (1851-1941) was a British archaeologist who also wrote Through Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Mycenaean Tree and Pillar Cult, and The Palace of Minos.